Originally Posted by kmac
johnson was a hell of a fighter. he was ranked in the top 10 lb for lb for close to 5 years. in '99 he was ranked as the #5 lb for lb fighter in the world by the ring. he was only behind de la hoya, jones, holyfield and tito. good company. the division wasn't very deep but it wasn't for ricardo lopez either. both guys deserve to be in the hall, no question. johnson being a southpaw along with his very high skill level make him a tough h2h matchup for anyone who's ever fought at flyweight.
which is completely BS IMO . how can you be rated higher than the legitimate champion who's fighting in the flyweight's major leagues ( asia ) ?
that's the equivalent of a european welterweight beltholder who's rated so highly despite not facing anyone beyond continental level ....